Peter Doering brought next idea :
Yup, I found the Ribbon Creator, and it definitely gave me a good head
start. I have been working on this part time for a couple days
(between the absolutely gotta' get done stuff) and have fallen into a
good rhythm converting my projects.
I still hate to give up all of the screen real estate that the ribbon
needs, and still prefer the old hierarchal menus, but I guess this is
the cost of progress.